The Day the Bomb Fell on America; True Stories of the Nuclear Age
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1978. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, , 261,  pages. Illustrations. Tables. Appendices. DJ torn at front flap. The author argues that nuclear accidents are inevitable in even the most "fail-proof" systems. Documents hazardous nuclear-energy incidents brought about by the shipping of radioactive materials, nuclear-waste disposal, deliberate sabotage, the theft of atomic fuels, and other causes and offers suggestions for surviving in the atomic age. Clyde W. Burleson has written well over a dozen books published by major New York houses and universities. One became a Prentice-Hall international best seller. Others made business book best seller lists across the country and another was developed into a produced TV motion picture. Clyde has also authored optioned stories for made-for-television movies His writing has received a rare two-page review in the New York Times Book Review. He was a founder and managing partner of an advertising agency which grew to be one of the largest in the Southwest. He sold his firm to the Interpublic Group of Companies, then the world’s biggest advertising agency, and became president of their Marschalk division’s Houston office. Burleson has written/directed/produced dozens of TV commercials and received recognition for his advertising concepts. He has appeared on Today, Good Morning America as well as other national and local television and radio programs across the United States. His work has been produced as specials for Showtime, the Discovery Channel and the History Channel. He has earned a Peabody nomination for a produced TV special as well as ADDY and Telly Awards. Drawing upon thousands of documents, many at the time still classified by different governments, plus his extensive travels and interviews with eyewitnesses, Burleson presents a harrowing report on atomic mishaps. From accidents involve the transport of radioactive materials to disasters from deliberate acts of sabotage on nuclear facilities to the theft of atomic fuels, he proves again and again that incidents may be inevitable. Whatever the dangers, Burleson recognizes that atomic energy is here to stay. Avoiding hysteria, he offers a sane, balanced approach for coping with this twentieth-century phenomenon, detailed just what nations, states, cities, groups and individuals can and must do to increase the safe handling of nuclear power and limit the extent of damage of the disaster that may occur. This work is a blueprint for survival in the atomic age. Condition: Good / Good.
Keywords: Nuclear, Atomic, Accident, Theft, Radioactive Material, Karen Silkwood, Reactor Safety, Meltdown, Yellowcake, Plutonium, Oak Ridge, Sabotage, Nuclear Security, Windscale, Cosmos 954